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When you investigate home security, water damage probably isn’t the first thing you think of. However, water damage is probably more common and expensive than you think. Water damage is quick, too. In just a few hours, the damage can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Imagine the potential damage if it’s a second home at the beach and you’re away for months at a time.
Every year, water damage from leaks, burst pipes and broken appliances costs homeowners and insurers upwards of $9 billion. Water damage is responsible for 23% of all homeowner property losses annually.
Good question. The trick is to detect leaks while they are happening or very soon after. If you’re fortunate enough to notice quickly, you might get away with just replacing a carpet. But after time passes, water ruins floors, furniture and drywall, and causes mold in the worst cases. The longer a leak goes undiscovered, the more expensive it’s going to be.
A solution that makes you aware of leaks—so you can take action right away.
While old fashioned security systems might protect you against intruders and little else, Smart Home Security powered by Alarm.com guards your home against a wide range of threats, including the elements: fire, carbon monoxide, and now water damage. In the event of a water leak in your home, our water solution detects the leak and immediately sends an alert to your smart phone so you can take action and prevent damage. It can even shut off your water supply automatically.
We have used water sensors to detect leaks for some time. Now, the technology has evolved to the next level. New water sensors are small, easy to install and can be placed in your home’s most vulnerable areas. You can place them under your sink, behind your washing machine, in the closet where your water heater is, or by your basement door. Once your sensors are installed and configured, your smarter home security system will recognize where each one is, enabling it to instantly pinpoint the location of a detected water leak.
With real-time alerts, when water sensors detects a leak your system will alert you on your smartphone. Right away, you can start fixing the problem.
If you’re home, you can immediately shut off your water supply and prevent the water from spreading. If you’re not home, you still have options, especially if you have a smart lock on your front door. You can call a trusted neighbor and let them in remotely. You can also call your plumber, explain the situation, and have a unique door code set up for them by the time they arrive.
For ultimate control, you can have an automatic shutoff valve installed on the water line coming into your home. These devices let you remotely turn your home’s water on and off from your smartphone. When a leak is detected by the sensor Alarm.com will proactively shut the water off to your home. If you travel frequently, or have a second home, it’s the ideal solution.
Now that’s a really smart way to make sure all is well at home. As an Alarm.com Authorized dealer, we have the expertise to install and service your system.
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Locally owned and operated, Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us.
Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing, Doorbell Camera and LiftMaster Garage Control as part of our Home Automation offerings.